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GOP-Style Immigration

Joseph64 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 3:31 AM
The biggest thing they do to change the system is to get rid of the ludicrous lottery system and start admitting legal immigrants on a first come, first served basis. It is the lottery system that causes many people who want to come here to jump the line because it is unfair for most of the people who apply. Why should someone who applies to come here today be admitted before someone who applied 5 years ago just because their name got pulled out of a hat first? How fair is that to those who wait patiently year after year only to be denied repeatedly not because they are criminals, unskilled or uneducated, not because they carry some communicable disease, but because of a random number draw?
Surtr Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 6:38 AM
A queueing system fails to capture the fundamental idea of immigration: Our policies should benefit America.

You'd never fill a job post using a first come, first serve queue. Why would we do so with immigration. We can't afford an even bigger underclass draining our resources, rotting our neighborhoods, filling our prisons, and making schools fail.

Some prominent Republicans, including Mitt Romney, have recently signaled their willingness to consider legal immigration reform -- but it's not clear they understand the magnitude of the problem or the proper solution.

Romney told a Univision audience that he supported immigration reform and told a group of Latino elected officials that he'd "staple a green card" to the diploma of every immigrant who earned an advanced degree. Even stalwart immigration foe Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) seemed willing to consider the idea of more visas for highly skilled graduates in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But the need for more...